A Labor senator has accused Prime Minister Tony Abbott of "scaremongering" over national security and using the situation in Iraq as a "shield" to deflect from its budget mess and to improve his position in the polls.
Clean energy operators call for inquiry into the government's RET review
Clive Palmer says there are "no divisions" within his party and Jacqui Lambie has rejected reports she could break ranks saying only "morons" would dilute the Palmer United Party's power in the Senate.
The nation's peak mental heath body has called for a "complete rethink" of the way the welfare system treats people with mental illness, while rejecting a proposal that only people with "permanent disability" get the disability support pension.
With Parliament in session, politicians should brace for an extra chilly and wet week in Canberra as the Ice Bucket Challenge arrives.
Australia is a at "high state of readiness" to assist the United States with further airstrikes targeting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Defence Minister David Johnston says.
Bob Hawke wasn't the only target when Paul Keating decided to pay Gareth Evans – "the greatest foreign minister the country has ever had" – the honour of launching his 30-year-old cabinet diary.
Tony Abbott broke with tradition and skipped an annual black tie dinner held for government senators when he attended a party fund-raiser in Melbourne on Monday night.
Australia's defence chief warns the brutal Islamic State group will sooner or later have to be defeated ''on the battlefield'' as the United States was reportedly preparing to ask Australia for help with air strikes in Iraq.
Australia's Defence Chief has warned the brutal Islamic State group will sooner or later have to be defeated "on the battlefield", as the United States was reportedly preparing to ask Australia for help with air strikes in Iraq.